Elaborately carved pumpkins took center stage for a group of McCutchen House lunch guests dressed as witches, princesses, goblins and ghouls.
This year 30 students submitted pumpkins for the fourth annual McCutchen House Pumpkin Carving Contest. The gourd art was critiqued and voted on during lunch based on aesthetic value, while extra points were given to students who used USC or College of Hospitality, Retail and Sport Management designs.
The pumpkins were carved Tuesday evening in preparation for the judging, and students were given tips from carving expert and HRSM graduate Amy Wong.
The winning pumpkin, carved as a Carolina Gamecock eating a Clemson Tiger paw, was created by hospitality management student Taylor Morris.
Though there was only one winner, all of the pumpkins found a place of pride decorating the President’s House for Halloween.
— Compiled by Caroline Baity, Assistant News Editor